On View April 5 - May 30
The Poets House Showcase Exhibit offers an unparalleled opportunity to browse through the nation’s most comprehensive gathering of new poetry books. Over a thousand new books—published during 2002 by commercial, university and independent presses—will be on view in the Reading Room during regular library hours throughout the month of April.
Saturday, March 15, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, March 16, 9:30am-1:00pm
Widely known as the editor of Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology and the literary magazine New American Writing, Paul Hoover is the author of nine poetry collections, including Totem and Shadow: New & Selected Poems, and most recently Rehearsal in Black and Winter. His book of literary essays, Fables of Representation, is forthcoming in the University of Michigan Press “Poets on Poetry” series.
Poet and translator Michael Hulse discusses the inventive prose of W.G. Sebald (1945-2001), who has been described as “Memory’s Einstein” [New York Times Book Review]. Sebald’s novels include The Rings of Saturn, The Emigrants, Austerlitz and Vertigo.
Saturday, February 15, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, February 16, 9:30am-1:00pm Ellen Bryant Voigt has published six books of poetry—Claiming Kin, The Forces of Plenty, The Lotus Flowers, Two Trees, Kyrie, and most recently, Shadow of Heaven—as well as The Flexible Lyric, a collection of essays. She also co-edited with Gregory Orr Poets Teaching Poets: Self and the World, a collection of essays on craft by the faculty of the Warren Wilson MFA program.
John Felstiner discusses Chilean-born Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), who won the Nobel Prize in literature and Paul Celan (1920-1970), a German speaking Jewish poet born in Romania, who wrote “Deathfugue” in 1945, the most stunning poem to emerge from World War II. Rare recordings of the poets’ voices will be played.